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Road deaths hit record low, but fleets can still do more

A ROAD safety campaigner has called for companies to join the fight to improve road safety, despite news that deaths on Britain's roads have fallen to an all-time low.

Commenting on the figures released by the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, Keith Clinton, head of road safety at RoSPA said: 'Companies could play a part in preventing accidents by managing the risks faced by their employees. Organisations need to invest in driver training, set realistic schedules and monitor the hours their drivers spend on the road.'

There were 3,409 people killed on roads throughout the UK last year, a reduction of 14 compared to 1999's toll. In total, road accidents accounted for 320,283 casualties, of which 38,155 were seriously injured, falling 2% from the previous year.

Clinton added: 'If the figures are to continue to fall, we have to improve the standard of driving and, in particular, we must persuade people to slow down and take more time.'

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